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Goldberg Kohn is a proud sponsor of The Secured Finance Network's Annual Convention in Orlando on November 15-17, 2023. This, the 79th Annual Convention, is titled, "Built for the Moment. Agility. Patience. Opportunity," and is considered the ultimate deal-making event of the year.

On Friday, November 17, Richard Kohn will moderate a discussion with the winners of SFNet's 2023 Cross-Border Essay Contest, which was sponsored by Goldberg Kohn. The winners and the titles of their essays are: 

  • 1st Place - Lerika Le Grange and Fiona Coady, Taylor Wessing LLP, "Floating Charges: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
  • 2nd Place - Camille van Liebergen, NautaDutilh, "TLC for Your Dutch Collateral: Some Practical Considerations"
  • 3rd Place - Kabir Vassanji, BMO Bank of Montreal, "A Framework for Championing Securitization in Africa to Mobilize Capital and Drive Economic Development"

In addition, the convention will feature three keynote speakers:

  • Daymond John
    Founder/CEO, FUBU, star of ABC's Shark Tank
  • Kim Ng
    General Manager, Miami Marlins
  • Dan North
    Senior Economist, Allianz Trade North America

Continuing Education Credit

SFNet is offering Continuing Education credits (CPE) and Continuing Legal credits (CLE) for in-person attendees. This includes 13 CPE credits (some qualifying sessions will run concurrently), and four CLE classes with up to 3.5 general credits and 1 regulatory ethics credit available.


  • Member: $1,840
  • Non-Member: $3,095

About the Secured Finance Network

Founded in 1944, the Secured Finance Network (formerly the Commercial Finance Association) is an essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses. The hub of a vibrant community, SFNet brings together the people, data, knowledge, tools, and insights that put capital to work. Through a range of networking opportunities — from large-scale conferences to intimate local chapter events — SFNet fosters communities of interest that can generate opportunities, deal flow, and long-term relationships and collaborations.

SFNet also develops and delivers training and tools through in-person and online educational programs that promote best practices, advance organizations, build staff capabilities and propel individual careers.

And as the premiere association of asset-based lenders, factoring firms and other secured finance constituents, SFNet is a strong advocate representing members on critical public policy and legal issues that have an impact on our industry and members’ businesses.